Your Guide to the Dubai Areas with the Best Public Transportation

Public transportation in Dubai

ServiceMarket recently surveyed over 1400 residents to get them to rate their neighbourhood based on a series of 19 attributes. The overall average rating for access to public transportation was 3.97 out of a maximum of 5.

For many expats in Dubai, availability of public transportation is a big concern while picking a residential area. Not every expat can afford to buy a car right after moving to Dubai, especially during the first year when they are still settling in. Easy and quick access to public transportation can make your commutes to your workplace hassle-free.

Dubai’s public transportation includes buses, trams and taxis. You can also use water buses, water taxis and abras. While picking an area, you should consider your preferred mode of transportation and see whether its routes and pick up and drop off spots are near your neighborhood. You can use the following lists to shortlist the most suitable residential areas.    

Satwa and Dubai Marina/JBR were rated the highest in terms of availability of public transportation. On the other hand, people living in Dubailand had very limited access to public transportation.

The following list shows the top rated areas in Dubai in terms of access to public transportation:

Satwa 4.57
Dubai Marina/ JBR 4.53
Karama 4.44
Deira 4.43
Oud Metha 4.42
Bur Dubai 4.41
Sheikh Zayed Road 4.25
Al Qusais 4.24
Al Barsha 4.19
Discovery Gardens 4.19

And what were the worst rated areas? Starting from the worst rated area, here are the 10 areas that were rated the lowest in terms of access to public transportation:

Dubailand 1.40
Arabian Ranches 2.17
Al Warqa 2.85
JVC/JVT 2.96
Mirdif 3.08
Motor City 3.27
Dubai Sports City 3.27
Al Mamzar 3.40
IMPZ 3.43
DIP/Green Community 3.50
Emirates Living 3.56

If you are looking to move to one of these areas, you can use ServiceMarket to get the best moving quotes from Dubai moving companies. You can read moving reviews beforehand to make sure to select the best moving company for your move.  

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